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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cir·cum·stan·tial /ˌsɝkṃˈstæn(t)ʃəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 cir·cum·stan·tial a.
 1. Consisting in, or pertaining to, circumstances or particular incidents.
    The usual character of human testimony is substantial truth under circumstantial variety.   --Paley.
 2. Incidental; relating to, but not essential.
    We must therefore distinguish between the essentials in religious worship . . . and what is merely circumstantial.   --Sharp.
 3. Abounding with circumstances; detailing or exhibiting all the circumstances; minute; particular.
    Tedious and circumstantial recitals.   --Prior.
 Circumstantial evidence Law, evidence obtained from circumstances, which necessarily or usually attend facts of a particular nature, from which arises presumption. According to some authorities circumstantial is distinguished from positive evidence in that the latter is the testimony of eyewitnesses to a fact or the admission of a party; but the prevalent opinion now is that all such testimony is dependent on circumstances for its support. All testimony is more or less circumstantial. --Wharton.
 Syn: -- See Minute.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cir·cum·stan·tial, n. Something incidental to the main subject, but of less importance; opposed to an essential; -- generally in the plural; as, the circumstantials of religion.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : fully detailed and specific about particulars; "a
            circumstantial report about the debate"